Hello. How is your week going? Good I hope! :)
Well, I have been quite busy with a little idea that just had to be made before everything else I have on my to do list.
Do you ever get ideas like that?
Where you just have to make something and see if it turns out how you are imagining?
I certainly had a bee in my bonnet, and I couldn't concentrate on any of my other makings until it was out of my system!
The idea I had was for a wooly pompom branch that could be used as a whimsical Christmas tree and adorned with decorations like my flowers and stars. I like something a bit quirky for my Christmas trees and I like the spindly nature of branches, this was just taking it a bit further down the cute road with the addition of pompoms!
So I got out my wire and masking tape and bent and stuck that wire into shape, then I got out my wool and wrapped the wire in lots of greens and reds ( a little bit Christmassy). Next I made a heap of pompoms and then sewed them onto the wire frame, and tadah, all finished and out of my head!
........here is the start of my pompom collection......
....and here is how my wooly pompom branch has finished up, a bit of a folly, a whimsical twiggy branch with pompom fruits at the end of each twig, it is very hard to photograph as it is so spindly and an awkward shape, it looks much better in real life, but you get the idea. It is actually making my happy just thinking about it! I think it will look very over the top hung with flowers and stars and maybe some crocheted leafy vine........ :)
While I was making the wire bits I had envisioned making up about a dozen branches in different colours all covered with a rainbow of pompoms and selling them at my market stall, like a forest of pompom trees, I think 3 stems would make a lovely Christmas tree alternative don't you?
But by the time I had actually got one to the finished stage ( many, many, hours later) I was thinking that this will just be a home project for our Christmas, they just take so long to make and are quite fiddley, I don't think it's a viable item to sell, (maybe just for special people if I am asked).
So I am going to make up the other stems at my leisure and just keep them at home for a crazy display. It is looking a bit sad just with pompoms, must get out some other things to add to it!
So now I can get back to making things on my to do list! It is alway good to have a little crafty interlude with a side project! I am inspired to keep making pompoms, and am thinking some pompom garlands would be a nice addition to my stall instead! :)
Have you made anything completely just for fun, to try out an idea that won't leave your head?
Have a great day, talk soon!